The HSTA Higher Education Benefit, in partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC), provides access to a variety of programs and classes to help meet your education goals.

Whether you’re just starting college, enhancing your skills, changing careers, or looking for classes to enrich your life, EGCC is committed to helping working adults further their education in a way that promotes success. Complete your degree online from anywhere and access your courses at any time.

Program details

Students must complete an average of 60 credits*(depending on the program) for each of EGCC’s degree programs. Students utilizing the HSTA Higher Education Benefit are not required to attend full time and can take just 1 class per term.

Please review the course catalog on for additional details about the academic programs.

*Note that depending on the number of credits taken per semester, and the number of any previous credits earned and transferred, 60 credits usually takes a full-time student 2 years to complete.

Programs offered through Free College


Associate of Arts

Business Management Degree and Certificate

Criminal Justice

Healthcare Administration


Patient Home Navigator Certificate

Professional Office Management Degree

Social Work

Teacher Education Degree (Associate of Arts)